This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 691624
Welcome to www.solar-district-heating.eu, the website of the Horizon 2020 project 'SDHp2m – solar district heating … from policy to market' and the Intelligent Energy precursor projects 'SDHtake-off' and 'SDHplus'. These projects are supporting the market rollout of solar district heating in Europe.
This website provides you with updated news and informations on solar district heating as well as projects products and services presented here according to the projects progress.
SDH in Sweden: action plan for region Västra Götaland
An initiative aiming at the realization of at least one new solar district heating plant in the Swedish region of Västra Götaland in 2017-2018 has been initiated within the European project SDHp2m – policy to market.
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Decentral solar thermal energy for the district heating network of Jena in the German region Thuringia
Since January 2016, 100 m² of solar thermal collectors feed their heat production in the district heating net of Jena. The plant feeds decentrally in the district heating network without need for a storage.
Germany’s largest solar district heating plant soon in Senftenberg
With 8 300 m², the solar district heating plant of Senftenberg will be the largest in Germany and the largest evacuated tube collector plant in the world. The plant will be built within the next six months.
Nine European regions launched the solar district heating project ‘SDHp2m…from policy to market’
The kick-off meeting from the Horizon 2020 project SDHp2m took place on 22nd and 23rd February in Erfurt, Germany. It was hosted by the Thuringian Ministry for Environment, Energy and Nature Conservation, also partner in the project.
4th International Solar District Heating Conference in Billund, Denmark
The fourth edition of the International Solar District Heating Conference will take place on 21 and 22 September 2016 in Europe’s No.1 SDH market in Denmark. Save the date, send your abstract now and make sure to be part of this essential SDH event!
Italy: incentives extended to 2500 m² solar thermal plants
The latest statistics of Conto Termico in Italy show that the national incentive scheme is still not sufficiently used, because only 75 000 m² of solar thermal plants were subsidized in two years and a half. A revised version of the scheme has just been released.
SmartReFlex – Guide for regional authorities published
Within the SmartReFlex project a guide for regional authorities in Europe was produced. It gives recommendations on creating, organising and managing a process for the introduction to market of district heating & cooling (DHC) systems with a high percentage of renewable energy sources (RES).
Construction started: new SDH plant in Rhineland-Palatinate
The district heating net in construction will supply the villages of Neuerkirch and Külz with renewable heat from a 1500 m² solar thermal plant combined with biomass boilers.
SmartReFlex - Kick-off workshop in Baden-Württemberg
On 2nd July 2015 the kick-off workshop for the task force ‘Baden-Württemberg’ took place at the Ministry of the Environment, Climate Protection and the Energy Sector Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart.
First Solar District Heating demonstration project in the UK
The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change awarded funding to a project aiming at designing and building a large-scale solar thermal plant combined with a heat pump to supply one of the country’s largest district heating systems.
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Discover other european RTD and policy projects related to solar district heating:
e.g. the FP7 demonstration project Sunstore 4
or IEE projects UrbanSolPlus, UP-RES and more